Katana

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Katana Novomatic Slot

The Oriental theme may be one of the biggest in online slots gaming, but it is one that Novomatic has rarely paid all that much attention to. Fortunately, when they leave their fruit based roots behind and take a shot at an original branded title instead, they almost always come up trumps – you can take a look at the likes of Beetle Mania Deluxe and Book of Ra Deluxe for evidence of that one. They also most definitely check the box when it comes to Oriental here on Katana, which is centred on the exploits and paraphernalia of ninja warriors back in ancient Japan.

For starters, the game proves that you don’t need to have “Deluxe” at the end of your name in order to be a great looker as this is one of the best looking games we’ve seen in as far as the attention to detail on the symbols goes. The Shogun himself is the standout star when it comes to these looks and he’s pretty handy in his own right too, given that he also happens to be the wild card on Katana.

Hit Katana Free Spins with a Shogun Bonus

The scatter symbol is just as stunningly designed as the rest and depicts the Katana itself resting in its cradle, no doubt ready for battle. Three or more of them in view on a single spin will trigger the game’s bonus feature, which initially comprises ten free spins. We say initially as landing more of the scatter symbols in sets of three or more will add ten more to the total with no limits on how long the round can last. The Shogun becomes even more significant within this bonus feature too, as he’ll go from being a run of the mill wild card to an expander, whereby he’ll cover the entire reel he lands on whenever he’s triggered by an existing winning combination.

As you’d generally expect from Novomatic, there’s a gamble game here on this slot and it’s even been modified somewhat to fit the theme with the playing card in question having a decidedly Oriental back to it. Action wise, it is the same as always with a choice between red or black for the next draw determining whether you double your win or return to the main game empty handed.

We don’t often say this about Novomatic slots, but Katana is one game that needs to be seen to be believed. Indeed, Plenty on Twenty is the only other one that we can think of that is a genuine graphical triumph and both games deserve a few spins for that reason alone. Fortunately, Katana ranks right up there with the developer’s finest games when it comes to features too for the total package. See that all for yourself by playing with no deposit require at the top of the page or take things to the real money level by checking out this game and many more as part of the recommended brands featured on the side of this review.

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